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To: count-your-change
I'm not a canon lawyer, it's one hour past my bedtime, and I'm getting up at 5:00. I do know Palma has the authority and --- if these facts are correct --- the duty, to suspend Garcia's exercise of priestly ministry immediately.

Cebu City and all the 2,000+ other Catholic dioceses, could not effectively be under the Pope's personal, solo, immediate competence unless he were --- well, omnicompetent and omniscient. This is as I understand it. You might want to ask Ed Peters about this at his Canon Law Blog (Link). I just tried to go there, but for some reason it is not showing up legibly on my screen.

Let me know what you find out.

Still praying for bricks.

Peace & G'Night!

16 posted on 09/25/2012 7:10:39 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o
“Pope fires Slovak bishop in rare show of authority
Published July 03, 2012
Associated Press
VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI fired a 52-year-old Slovak bishop for apparently mismanaging his diocese in a rare show of papal power over bishops that could have implications for U.S. sex abuse cases.

Usually when bishops run into trouble — either for alleged moral lapses or management problems — they are persuaded by the Vatican to resign. But Benedict has become increasingly willing to forcibly remove bishops who refuse to step down, sacking three others in the past year alone.


Maybe a subscription to Nat. Geo. would be enough. Somehow those Bishops Benedict wants to remove he finds a way. Why not a self confessed molester and predicate crook? If it's not important enough then what is more important?

A wolf is feeding on the sheep and no one can find the authority to show him to the door.

17 posted on 09/25/2012 7:40:12 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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